Three people were shot Tuesday in an incident at Lone Star College’s North Harris campus in Houston. Details were still emerging Tuesday evening, but reports indicated the shooting stemmed from a dispute between two individuals, at least one of whom was a student. Among the injured was a maintenance worker who was hospitalized and in stable condition, Lone Star Chancellor Richard Carpenter said. In a news conference Tuesday afternoon, Carpenter said “things could be learned from the incident.”
As the national debate on gun control has grown increasingly contentious, national advocates and state politicians have continued a push to legalize the carrying of weapons on campuses. Just last week, Texas State Senator Brian Birdwell, a Republican, filed a bill to allow people with handgun licenses to carry weapons on college campuses in the state.
As of 6 p.m. Tuesday, police said at least one person had been detained and another suspect was still at large. It was the fourth shooting on a campus this year, following incidents a week ago at Hazard Community and Technical College in Kentucky and the Stevens Institute of Business & Arts in St. Louis.
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